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Poster: cashel Date: Feb 4, 2004 4:08am
Forum: prelinger Subject: a request

PLEASE Mr.Prelinger. Plesae give us more great movies

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Poster: archivefan Date: Feb 5, 2004 3:36pm
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I'm absolutely enthralled with this news! Tops on my want list are more of the SID DAVIS films!! I know you must have them. And of course, films from the vaults of the HIGHWAY SAFETY foundation, particularly the obscure titles THE CHILD MOLESTER and SHOPLIFTING.

The news of more ephemeral films on the way has made my day!

What types of PD programs are in the 600 films that are currently being digitized? Always great to see Public Domain shorts also!

-archivefan

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Feb 6, 2004 6:27am
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Hey folks, these new films are actually from another collection which Rick arranged to be digitized. It will be mostly public domain feature films (like "D.O.A." for example) and some TV shows.

These films will be captured at DVD quality (full D1 with a high bitrate). The files will be bigger (2-4 GB) but you'll be able to make a high quality DVD-R for your collection. Lower quality MPEG-1, MPEG-4 and streaming files will also be available.

I hope to have a couple of test files up soon.

I'll keep you folks posted.

Skip

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Poster: archivefan Date: Feb 6, 2004 4:43pm
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Thanks for the update, Skip! It's wonderful news that high bitrate D1 720x480 DVD quality transfers will be made available for the PD programs. So they're 2 to 4 GB per film, that will be great, the extra quality will be worth it! My 3 MBit broadband connection will get a workout!

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Poster: simon c Date: Feb 7, 2004 10:57am
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I note that DOA is online now, in the Open-Source Movies section:

http://www.archive.org/movies/details-db.php?collection=opensource_movies&collectionid=doa

Here's the IMDB page for the movie:

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0042369/

I'm really excited to see these public domain movies going up! Are they going to get their own collection, or just get put in open-source movies for now?

Regards,
s!

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Poster: uniQ Date: Feb 6, 2004 5:11am
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Let's not forget Mr. B Natural

-uniQ

PS. Sorry if I'm sounding pushy Rick, but this has made my...Umm...Year?

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Poster: Rick Prelinger Date: Feb 7, 2004 3:22am
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I don't own Mr. B Natural -- it belongs to F.I.L.M. Archives in New York, who licensed it to Comedy Channel for Best Brains.

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Poster: uniQ Date: Feb 7, 2004 4:54am
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That's OK, I'll still be waiting for the others !

-uniQ

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Poster: uniQ Date: Feb 4, 2004 10:32am
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Second the motion!

These, whether silly, boring, or any one of a thousand other feelings are true historical treasures.

-uniQ

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Poster: Spuzz Date: Feb 5, 2004 7:36am
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PD = Public Domain
LOTR (Lord Of The Rings) lol

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Poster: Spuzz Date: Feb 4, 2004 11:01am
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I've heard a rumor that more feature length movies (PD of course (What, you were expecting LOTR?)) are coming our way in the not so distance future.

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Poster: cashel Date: Feb 4, 2004 12:26pm
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Please ///what is PD and LOTR

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Poster: Rick Prelinger Date: Feb 4, 2004 2:15pm
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Yes, there will be more ephemeral films. But Skip is busy digitizing 600 public domain features. Stay tuned.

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Poster: GersonK Date: Feb 5, 2004 12:26am
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Wow, that is great news - I can always use more PD footage!

And not to get greedy, but is there any chance we'll get thumbnails bigger than 160x120? I realize I'm in the minority here, but I actually get more use from the pics than the video.

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Poster: uniQ Date: Feb 5, 2004 12:41pm
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YESYESYESYES

THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU

Prelingers are the best films.

-uniQ

PS. I can't wait to see what's coming

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Poster: cashel Date: Feb 4, 2004 2:17pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: a request

thank you This is amazing news